Sunday, May 08, 2005
Cheers to the Smarter People
Today I was playing trivia online since I had nothing else to do. After watching the race, I figured, I'd either watch a movie or play trivia on mIRC and be cool. I choose to play trivia. While I was on the channel, there were a number of us playing there.
Now, I usually dont argue much, but there was this one guy who decided to argue about a question that apparently had a wrong answer, atleast according to him. I mean who really gives a fuck right? First of all, its trivia online. The points are not actually going to be converted into dollars and given to you at the end of the session, although that would be nice.
Someone else scores a point for answering "monocrystalline silicon" and this bugger takes off saying that he's some degree holder from some engineering college somewhere in the world and that he deals with silicon almost everyday and that there was no such thing as a monocrystalline silicon, or so he claimed. Now the guy who got the answer right on the other hand, didn't bother arguing with him. But I was pretty sure I'd heard of Solar Cells being made of monocrystalline silicon, so I jumped and went and quickly googled for an answer on monocrystalline silicon+solar cells. I found a nice elaboration on one site that said everything that needed to be said about the very fact. When I sent him the document, he didn't bother saying much. Infact he didn't even bring the topic up...
What pisses me off the most is the fact that some people pretend to know everything, when infact they know very little. And when you prove them wrong, all the arguments that they raised just fail surface. I wonder why..